Category: Concert Reviews

May 24, 2020 / Concert Reviews

April 30 8/10 International Jazz Day (April 30) has celebrated jazz’s role in helping unite people the world over since 2011. This year, when the host nation was to have been South Africa, it was, instead, another reminder of a community splintered into an epidemic of isolation. But, thanks to…

May 16, 2020 / Concert Reviews

Johnston St Jazz Live Stream, April 23 7.5/10 Our brains have been processing acoustic sounds since our forerunners warily exited the ocean and crawled up the beach. We’ve only heard electronic sounds, on the other hand, for one lifetime. Perhaps that somehow accounts for the delicious disorientation when music morphs…

May 1, 2020 / Concert Reviews

 Johnston St Jazz Live Stream, April 16 7.5/10 The sheer remoteness of the experience seems not just a consequence of the times, but a metaphor for them. You watch fuzzy little people on a screen, perched the prescribed distance apart – which is already weird for jazz. Yet you know…